Lance to win say procycling readers

The users of the site have overwhelmingly selected Lance Armstrong as the most likely

The users of the site have overwhelmingly selected Lance Armstrong as the most likely
He may have been roundly beaten by some of his main rivals at the Dauphin Libr last month, but the users of site still firmly expect to see Lance Armstrong wearing the yellow jersey on the Champs Elyses for the sixth consecutive time later this month. The results of the first poll on the relaunched site show that Lance has claimed 56% of the nominations (more than 1,500 votes) for the rider who will win the 2004 Tour. Five-time runner-up Jan Ullrich takes second place in the poll with 24% of the vote, while Tyler Hamilton is third with 11% and Iban Mayo a lowly fourth with just 5%. Interestingly, of the more than 2,500 votes cast, just 72 were given to any other riders, showing that, for the time being at least, the overall prize seems likely to go the way of one of the quartet mentioned above. The second poll on the site goes live today (Tuesday), and this one ought to be more difficult to predict. We are asking you to give us your nominations for the rider most likely to win the points title in Paris. The competition is currently being led by Thor Hushovd, though the Norwegian is only narrowly ahead of Robbie McEwen. But it is still very early in the race and several others could well come into contention for the green jersey. Alessandro Petacchi and Mario Cipollini are both claiming they are hoping to go all the way to Paris, last year's winner Baden Cooke will surely have a role to play, as could six-time points winner Erik Zabel. Dark horses such as Stuart O'Grady and Jean-Patrick Nazon cannot be counted out either. The new poll is now open for business. Let's hear what you think...
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